Friday, August 20, 2010

Primitive win

I have great respect for archeologists. Trying to decipher how a people lived thousands or millions of years ago based on a few bone fragments and pottery shards is some seriously cool stuff.

Why did the physically superior Neanderthal succumb to homo Habilus?

Pattern recognition…

Archeologists determined that 25 year old Homos had less wear-n-tear on the muscles, bones and tendons than Neanderthals did.


Using pure logic, Neanderthals must have spent more energy hunting and gathering than Habilus did. Same result, same food allotment, just more energy expended to reach that goal of feeding the community.

What archeologists determined was that Habilus was able to predict future events that the Neanderthal could not.

Habilus and Neanderthal happen upon a herd of bison feeding on grass. Good BBQ follows and all is good. When the BBQ runs out, the Neanderthal returns to where the bison last were and pursues them. The Homo Habilus make a bee-line to where the bison should be based on their habit of eating the available grass and moving on to uneaten fields.

Habilus could predict future scenarios. Neanderthals could not.

That is why they died out.

Physical superiority can be a valuable factor; but it will never win against applied logic, backed up by the best self defense tool ever devised.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Declining Tradition? Not Quite..

Every now and then, gun banners like Josh Sugarmann and Dennis Henigan like to trot out the canard that the 'firearm industry is dying' and/or there are 'less firearm owners now than (insert selectively chosen date here)'.

Nevermind the fact that their numbers are purely cherry-picked, there's also the numerous youth, friends and family who have used my range over the years as well as the hundreds who attend Appleseeds.

Some comments I heard from a group of youth recently...
I shoot my .22 and I'm saving up for an AR-15.

I've shot my dad's 1911, FAL, AR-15......
Many of them play the Call of Duty games, watch Top Shot and Deadliest Warrior on TV. They can't wait to try the real things. I'ld bet similar sentiments are spreading in suburban and urban areas.

Not only are we winning in litigation and legislation, we're winning the culture war as well.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How Time Flies

Three years ago today I started Days of Our Trailers.

Still waiting for the wheelbarrows of cash.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

A Lie Repeated Often Enough....

From the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership:
Join Us in Chicago for a Congressional Field Hearing

On Thursday, August 19, you are invited to attend a very important Congressional Field Hearing to discuss our priority legislation, H.R. 2324, to close the gun show loophole. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) is hosting the event.

The gun show loophole allows people to buy guns at gun shows from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
9:30 AM

Dirksen Federal Building
219 S. Dearborn Street
Room 2510
Chicago, IL 60604

This hearing is open to the public.
We hope you can join us Thursday!

Paul Helmke, President

Attend and show them what grassroots really means.

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